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A visit to the Barrington Tops area is fast becoming a popular alternative for people. There has been a significant increase in visitor numbers over the last few years, with people looking to relax, explore and escape in the totally Wilderness Experience that Barrington Tops offers.

This World Heritage listed National Park area covers 120,000 ha.

Once here, people can either relax in peaceful and tranquil settings, explore the Barrington Tops National Park and escape to their own patch of wilderness, visit the historic main streets of country towns with charming cafes, or enjoy such diverse activities as canoeing, bushwalking, mountain bike riding, horseriding, fishing, skydiving or a relaxing game of golf. The Visitor Information Centres at Gloucester and Dungog can provide further information on these activities.

Accommodation ranges through from luxury retreats, bed and breakfast, self contained cottages and farmstay, units and bunkhouse – in fact something for everyone. Camping is also available both in the mountains and foothills, however those who prefer the luxury of hot and cold running showers should stay closer to the townships!

Features now include an array of farm gate producers selling local produce direct to the consumer. From wineries to lavender and other Essentially Barrington products such as Barrington Beef, Barrington Perch, Barrington Buck and Gloucester Gold chickens. These details are incorporated in the soon to be produced Essentially Barrington Farm Trail map.

The opportunity to bring the agriculture experience of the Barrington Tops area direct to our visitors provides a wonderful opportunity to broaden their tourism experience and provide fresh local produce. Fresh produce can also be sampled at the various restaurants and cafes throughout the small towns surrounding Barrington Tops thus enhancing the food and wine experience.

Other activities include the array of events held in the area. With over 50 events in any given year, you can choose from rodeos, country markets and festivals such as Chill Out, The Mountain Man Tri Challenge, the Gloucester Springfest and the Gloucester Ceilidh. The Annual Shakespeare on Avon festival takes place in the Gloucester valley, nestled in the foothills of the Bucketts Mountains. Shakespeare’s more lighthearted productions are highlighted at this festival along with markets and all the fun of the fair.

For more information contact the Gloucester Visitor Information Centre telephone (02) 6558 1408


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